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Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
2019-20 AHL season
Bridgeport Sound Tigers logo.svg
CityBridgeport, Connecticut
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
ConferenceEastern
DivisionAtlantic
Founded2001
Home arenaWebster Bank Arena
ColorsBlue, orange, white
              
Owner(s)Jon Ledecky
General managerChris Lamoriello[1]
Head coachBrent Thompson
MediaConnecticut Post
MSG Network
News Radio WPOP (1410 AM)
AHL.TV (Internet)
AffiliatesNew York Islanders (NHL)
Worcester Railers (ECHL)
Championships
Regular season titles1 2001-02
Division Championships2 2001-02, 2011-12
Conference Championships1 2001-02
Calder Cups0

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers are a professional ice hockey team playing in the American Hockey League (AHL). They are the AHL affiliate of the National Hockey League's New York Islanders, who also own the franchise, since its inception. The team is based in Bridgeport, Connecticut and play their home games at the Webster Bank Arena.

History

The Sound Tigers joined the American Hockey League in 2001 with a season that saw them capture a division and league title on their way to winning the Eastern Conference championship. Facing off against the Chicago Wolves in the Calder Cup finals, they would lose the series four games-to-one.[2] The team has generally been successful, recording only five losing seasons through the 2016 season.

The franchise's first coach was Steve Stirling, and the team is currently coached by Brent Thompson.

Team identity

Mascot

The lone mascot of the Sound Tigers is an anthropomorphic blue tiger named Storm. He appears at home games sporting a jersey with the number 01. While Storm can usually be found exciting fans throughout the arena, he skates on the ice during periodic intermissions. Storm's appearance has changed since the team's inaugural season.

Rivalries

The main (and instate) rival of the Sound Tigers are the Hartford Wolf Pack, the AHL affiliate of the New York Rangers (the main rival of the Sound Tigers' parent club, the New York Islanders). The games have become known as the Battle of Connecticut. They also have formed a rivalry with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, the Pittsburgh Penguins' AHL affiliate, largely due to the two teams frequently facing off in playoff match-ups. They also are semi-rivals with the Hershey Bears, the Washington Capitals' AHL affiliate.

Season-by-season results

Regular season Playoffs
Season Games Won Lost Tied OTL SOL Points PCT Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Year 1st
round
2nd
round
3rd
round
Finals
2001-02 80 43 25 8 4 -- 98 .613 240 192 1st, East 2002 W, 3-1, MAN W, 4-0 SJM W, 4-3, HAM L, 1-4, CHI
2002-03 80 40 26 11 3 -- 94 .588 219 198 2nd, East 2003 W, 3-0, MAN L, 2-4, BNG -- --
2003-04 80 41 23 12 4 -- 98 .613 178 140 2nd, East 2004 L, 3-4, WBS -- -- --
2004-05 80 37 38 -- 1 4 79 .494 192 222 6th, East 2005 Did not qualify
2005-06 80 38 33 -- 6 3 85 .531 246 253 4th, East 2006 L, 3-4, WBS -- -- --
2006-07 80 36 37 -- 1 6 79 .494 229 267 5th, East 2007 Did not qualify
2007-08 80 40 36 -- 1 3 84 .525 225 240 5th, East 2008 Did not qualify
2008-09 80 49 23 -- 3 5 106 .663 241 212 2nd, East 2009 L, 1-4, WBS -- -- --
2009-10 80 38 32 -- 4 6 86 .538 201 220 5th, Atlantic 2010 L, 1-4, HER -- -- --
2010-11 80 30 39 -- 4 7 67 .444 209 256 7th, Atlantic 2011 Did not qualify
2011-12 76 41 26 -- 3 6 91 .599 233 219 1st, Northeast 2012 L, 0-3, CON -- -- --
2012-13 76 32 32 -- 7 5 76 .449 218 242 3rd, Northeast 2013 Did not qualify
2013-14 76 28 40 -- 2 6 64 .421 183 238 5th, Northeast 2014 Did not qualify
2014-15 76 28 40 -- 7 1 64 .421 213 246 5th, Northeast 2015 Did not qualify
2015-16 76 40 29 -- 4 3 87 .572 209 220 5th, Atlantic 2016 L, 0-3, TOR -- -- --
2016-17 76 44 28 -- 3 1 92 .605 220 212 5th, Atlantic 2017 Did not qualify
2017-18 76 36 32 -- 5 3 80 .526 206 214 5th, Atlantic 2018 Did not qualify
2018-19 76 43 24 -- 6 3 95 .625 233 228 2nd, Atlantic 2019 L, 2-3, HER -- -- --

Players

Current roster

Updated November 13, 2019.[3]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
28 Sweden Sebastian Aho D L 23 2017 Umea, Sweden Islanders
21 United States Cole Bardreau C R 26 2019 Fairport, New York Islanders
20 United States Kieffer Bellows LW L 21 2018 Edina, Minnesota Islanders
37 Canada Steve Bernier RW R 34 2016 Quebec, Quebec Sound Tigers
10 United States Ryan Bourque C L 28 2017 Topsfield, Massachusetts Sound Tigers
38 Canada Erik Brown LW L 24 2019 Keene, Ontario Sound Tigers
8 Canada Kyle Burroughs (C) D R 24 2015 Vancouver, British Columbia Islanders
- United States Bobo Carpenter C R 23 2019 North Reading, Massachusetts Islanders
50 Canada Jared Coreau G L 28 2019 Perth, Ontario Islanders
6 United States Mike Cornell D R 31 2017 Franklin, Massachusetts Sound Tigers
29 Canada Arnaud Durandeau LW L 20 2019 Montreal, Quebec Islanders
11 Canada Tanner Fritz (A) C R 28 2016 Grande Prairie, Alberta Islanders
33 Finland Christopher Gibson G L 26 2015 Karkkila, Finland Islanders
2 United States Seth Helgeson (A) D L 29 2017 Faribault, Minnesota Islanders
3 Canada Thomas Hickey D L 30 2018 Calgary, Alberta Islanders
26 Canada Josh Ho-Sang RW R 23 2016 Toronto, Ontario Islanders
15 Sweden Simon Holmstrom RW L 18 2019 Tranås, Sweden Islanders
7 United States Grant Hutton D R 24 2019 Carmel, Indiana Islanders
25 United States Mason Jobst C L 25 2019 Speedway, Indiana Islanders
36 United States Jeff Kubiak C L 25 2017 Tinley Park, Illinois Sound Tigers
14 Canada Matt Lorito LW L 29 2019 Oakville, Ontario Islanders
13 United States Colin McDonald RW R 35 2019 Wethersfield, Connecticut Sound Tigers
76 Canada Nic Pierog RW R 26 2019 Halton, Ontario Sound Tigers
32 Canada David Quenneville D R 21 2018 Edmonton, Alberta Islanders
24 Canada Travis St. Denis RW L 27 2016 Trail, British Columbia Islanders
17 United States Nick Schilkey RW R 25 2019 Marysville, Michigan Sound Tigers
35 Czech Republic Jakub Skarek G L 20 2019 Jihlava, Czech Republic Islanders
18 United States John Stevens C L 25 2017 Sea Isle City, New Jersey Sound Tigers
45 Canada Ben Thomson LW L 26 2019 Orangeville, Ontario Sound Tigers
4 Canada Mitchell Vande Sompel D L 22 2017 London, Ontario Islanders
16 United States Oliver Wahlstrom RW R 19 2019 Quincy, Massachusetts Islanders
46 United States Bode Wilde D R 19 2019 Montreal, Quebec Islanders
27 Canada Parker Wotherspoon D L 22 2017 Surrey, British Columbia Islanders

Team captains

Notes
  • ^1 There were three captains for the 2004-05 season: Aldridge named on Oct. 16, 2004, Seeley named on Nov. 6, 2004, and Campbell named on Mar. 16, 2005
  • ^2 There were two captains for the 2012-13 season: McDonald named on Dec. 7, 2012, and Watkins named on Feb. 22, 2013.
  • ^3 There were two captains: when Ben Holmstrom played, he wore the "C" on his sweater. When Holmstrom did not play, Kyle Burroughs wore the "C".

Team records

Single season

Goals: Jeff Hamilton, 43, (2003-04)
Assists: Rob Collins, 48, (2005-06)
Points: Jeff Tambellini, 76, (2007-08)
Penalty minutes: Eric Godard, 295, (2004-05)
GAA: Wade Dubielewicz, 1.38, (2003-04)[C]
SV%: Wade Dubielewicz, .946, (2003-04)[C]
^ C. AHL Records

Career

Career goals: Jeff Hamilton, 89
Career assists: Jeremy Colliton, 126
Career points: Jeremy Colliton, 203
Career penalty minutes: Brett Gallant, 857
Career goaltending wins: Wade Dubielewicz, 81
Career shutouts: Wade Dubielewicz, 15
Career games: Mark Wotton, 368

References

  1. ^ "Lamoriello takes over Islanders' hockey operations". Connecticut Post. May 22, 2018.
  2. ^ "AHL Logo Ranking: No. 7 - Bridgeport Sound Tigers". The Hockey News. September 10, 2015. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ "Bridgeport Sound Tigers - Team roster". Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved 2016.

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